Monday, November 22, 2010

Is it that time of year already!?

Holy Smokes this year has gone fast!  I'm finding it hard to believe we're only a few days away from Thanksgiving and the official start of the Christmas season.  We've had such a mild, warm autumn that it didn't really seem like autumn, until last week when it finally started getting chilly.  NOW it seems like autumn, but the beginning of autumn, not almost at the end of it! 

That probably made no sense.  Forgive me.  It's morning, and it's Monday.

Anyhoo, things have been kinda crazy at Casa Warren, with Husband sprinting towards the finish line.....graduation!  Husband will be graduating with his Masters Degree December 17th (knock on wood).  If he doesn't go postal and end up murdering his thesis committee with a hacksaw, that is.  Hang in there honey, it's almost over!

In order to try and get more in a holiday mood, I've found an awesome internet radio channel playing all vintage Christmas tunes.  I *love* classic, traditional Christmas songs, and nothing irritates me more than hearing modern pop versions of classic songs, or worse, *new* modern pop Christmas songs. 

Sorry Mariah, Justin, and any other modern pop stars who have released the obligatory Christmas album.  Gimme my Bing and Doris and Gene Autrey, thanks.

However, I have two, and only two, exceptions to the modern Christmas song exclusion:
  1. Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer, and
  2. The 12 Pains of Christmas.

Hey, I'm a woman.  I'm allowed to have exceptions to the rule.  Especially when they're my rules.  Live with it.  :)

Anyway, to get into a vintage Christmas mood, check out the stations available on Live 365.  This particular station the link takes you to is called "Ralphie's Radio"  (Ralphie from A Christmas Story, get it) but if you just type in "vintage christmas" in the search engine it will bring up more stations to choose from. 

Happy listening! :)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Pioneer Woman Cooks on Food Network Tonight!

One of my favorite recipe sites to go to is The Pioneer Woman Cooks, created by Ree Drummond. 

If you're a foodie, and love "food porn", then ya GOTTA check out her site.  Exquisite step-by-step instructions.....with to-die-for photos.....for each delectable recipe.  Sigh.  I'm getting hungry just thinking about it.....but I digress.

Ree is going to be featured on Throwdown With Bobby Flay, airing tonight on the Food Network, 9:00 pm eastern!

I can't wait!  :)